Leaders Against Pain (LAP) is a program customized for support group leaders and advocates. The multi-faceted program focuses on media, advocacy and leadership training.

LAP was created to address the following issues:

LAP Training Conferences provide support group leaders and patient advocates with a basic understanding of:

Support group leaders are trained as patient advocates through the Leaders Against Pain (LAP) program and have:

The Leaders Against Pain will help people capture the story of their personal journey with a chronic pain disorder. Guidance will be offered on how to use that story to educate state legislators and Congressmen about the needs and interests of state constituents who suffer with these illnesses.  The goal of this interaction is to positively influence state legislative policy actions that impact access to care and the quality of life for people in pain.  


For those who qualify, all of the training and many of the meals will be furnished by the NFMCPA.  The national leadership skill training is for advocates and support group leaders. LAP training is required for members of the Leaders Against Pain Action Network (LAPAN), and program graduates become members of the LAPAN.  To become an NFMCPA Leaders Against Pain Action Network member requires comprehensive training, study and commitment.  This conference teaches skills in how to use your voice to:

There is not currently a Leaders Against Pain Scholarship Training Conference scheduled. We'll be sure to add it here when we do!


--> National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association and the Leaders Against Pain Action Network


--> Leaders Against Pain Scholarship Training Conference Application